We’ve been hearing a lot about the Nokia 9 release date over the past one year. Initially, the mysterious device was rumoured to be unveiled in late 2017 after the launch of Nokia 8. However, HMD Global was later reported to bring Nokia 9 at the beginning of 2018 but the Finnish tech giant decided to unveil the Nokia 8 Sirocco powered by the Snapdragon 835 SoC instead.
Afterwards, HMD Global was reported to bring Nokia 9 as the most powerful smartphone in the later part of this year. However, the latest reports suggest that we’ll have to wait a bit more before reaching out to the smartphone moniker Nokia 9 as HMD Global has cancelled the announcements for the last quarter of this year. That means the handset will be launched in February 2019 rather than in Fall 2018.
Leading market experts believe that Nokia 9 will be showcased at MWC 2019 just like its predecessor. As, there is no official confirmation or announcement as of now therefore the news remain only a bit of speculations.
What to Expect from Nokia 9
At this point, we just hope that Nokia 9 will not come with the Snapdragon 845 chipset (as rumoured earlier) because many of the 2019 flagships are expected to bring the most recent Snapdragon 855 SoC that will be announced by Qualcomm very soon. We know that Nokia 8 Sirocco did not have a huge success because the device was powered by a bit outdated SoC that is Snapdragon 835.
According to recently leaked schematics and real photos, the Nokia 9 will be the first smartphone in the world to sport a Penta Camera setup with five sensors embedded on the rear.
If the rumors come true, the upcoming Nokia device may integrate each type of camera sensor ever seen on a phone: monochromatic sensor, wide-angle lens, telephoto lens and so on.
And obviously, the sensors will be co-engineered with Carl Zeiss. The photo shows the Penta camera setup together with the LED flash in a revolver-like configuration with a sensor in the middle.
With that, we hope Nokia would once again become a brand with best camera-phone like the good old times. Don’t you think so?